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Macbook Pro 17'' 2011 Replacement Battery


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#1 Diablofett

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:28 PM

I am in the market for a replacement battery for my 17'' Macbook Pro from 2011. Does anyone here have experience in buying these? I am a bit wary of just buying whatever one I find that claims to be compatible, as I would rather not have my laptop explode. :P

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 04:01 PM

I've had about a 33% success rate getting an actual quality battery from random third party battery makers off Amazon when I was trying to save money. I would not recommend it.

I've had a 100% success rate with getting a quality battery when buying a NewerTechnology one from OWC. Link to one that would be compatible with yours. I've gotten batteries from them for PowerBook G3s, PowerBook G4s, pre-unibody MacBook Pros, and unibody MacBook Pros and it's always worked out flawlessly.

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:42 PM

OWC (also known as macsales.com) is top tier goods. Those guys sell the good stuff
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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:17 AM

Don't buy on eBay, as you'll likely get a popsnizzlety battery. Buy from a retailer so you'll have warranty.
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